Butter Carvings, Cotton Candy, and DNA Samples? | GenomeWeb

Not only can you watch a butter sculptor at the Minnesota State Fair, the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog reports that you can give samples of your kid's DNA to the University of Minnesota's Gopher Kids project. The goal of the effort is to determine what genes are involved in the normal development of a child.

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